Metaphors We Live By

Metaphors We Live By
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780226470993
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The now-classic Metaphors We Live By changed our understanding of metaphor and its role in language and the mind. Metaphor, the authors explain, is a fundamental mechanism of mind, one that allows us to use what we know about our physical and social experience to provide understanding of countless other subjects. Because such metaphors structure our most basic understandings of our experience, they are "metaphors we live by"—metaphors that can shape our perceptions and actions without our ever noticing them. In this updated edition of Lakoff and Johnson's influential book, the authors supply an afterword surveying how their theory of metaphor has developed within the cognitive sciences to become central to the contemporary understanding of how we think and how we express our thoughts in language.

Metaphors We Live By
  • Author : George Lakoff,Mark Johnson
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2008-12-19

The now-classic Metaphors We Live By changed our understanding of metaphor and its role in language and the mind. Metaphor, the authors explain, is a fundamental mechanism of mind, one that allows us to use what we know about our physical and social experience to provide understanding of countless other

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Metaphors We Live By
  • Author : George Lakoff,Mark Johnson
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1980-11-01

The now-classic Metaphors We Live By changed our understanding of metaphor and its role in language and the mind. Metaphor, the authors explain, is a fundamental mechanism of mind, one that allows us to use what we know about our physical and social experience to provide understanding of countless other

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Creating Worldviews
  • Author : James W Underhill
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-01-11

Reflecting upon language and the role metaphor plays in patterning ideas and thought, Underhill analyses the discourse of several languages in recent history.

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Metaphors We Live By
  • Author : George Lakoff,Mark Johnson
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2003-04-15

The now-classic Metaphors We Live By changed our understanding of metaphor and its role in language and the mind. Metaphor, the authors explain, is a fundamental mechanism of mind, one that allows us to use what we know about our physical and social experience to provide understanding of countless other

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Philosophy In The Flesh
  • Author : George Lakoff,Mark Johnson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999

Reexamines the Western philosophical tradition, looking at the basic concepts of the mind, time, causation, morality, and the self

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Women  Fire  and Dangerous Things
  • Author : George Lakoff
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2008-08-08

"Its publication should be a major event for cognitive linguistics and should pose a major challenge for cognitive science. In addition, it should have repercussions in a variety of disciplines, ranging from anthropology and psychology to epistemology and the philosophy of science. . . . Lakoff asks: What do categories of language and

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Metaphor Wars
  • Author : Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-04

The study of metaphor is now firmly established as a central topic within cognitive science and the humanities. This book explores the critical role that conceptual metaphors play in language, thought, cultural and expressive actions. It evaluates the arguments and evidence for and against conceptual metaphors across academic disciplines.

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The Routledge Handbook of Metaphor and Language
  • Author : Elena Semino,Zsófia Demjén
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-11-03

The Routledge Handbook of Metaphor and Language provides a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research on metaphor and language. Featuring 35 chapters written by leading scholars from around the world, the volume takes a broad view of the field of metaphor and language, and brings together diverse and distinct theoretical and

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The Political Mind
  • Author : George Lakoff
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008-05-29

A groundbreaking scientific examination of the way our brains understand politics from a New York Times bestselling author One of the world 's best-known linguists and cognitive scientists, George Lakoff has a knack for making science make sense for general readers. In his new book, Lakoff spells out what cognitive

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Whose Freedom
  • Author : George Lakoff
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2006-06-27

Since September 11, 2001, the Bush administration has relentlessly invoked the word "freedom." The United States can strike preemptively because "freedom is on the march." Social security should be privatized in order to protect individual freedoms. In the 2005 presidential inaugural speech, the words "freedom," "free," and "liberty" were used forty-nine times. "Freedom"

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Metaphors We Lead By
  • Author : Mats Alvesson,André Spicer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-11-04

We live in a leadership-obsessed society. The result is that we assume nearly any social or economic ill can be mended through better leadership. Sometimes, this commitment to leadership is followed by hero worshipping, wishful thinking and misplaced hope. Seeking to understand the faith we place in leadership, the authors

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Metaphor
  • Author : Tony Veale,Ekaterina Shutova,Beata Beigman Klebanov
  • Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • Release Date : 2016-02-29

The literary imagination may take flight on the wings of metaphor, but hard-headed scientists are just as likely as doe-eyed poets to reach for a metaphor when the descriptive need arises. Metaphor is a pervasive aspect of every genre of text and every register of speech, and is as useful

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The Democratization of Artificial Intelligence
  • Author : Andreas Sudmann
  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Release Date : 2020-02-29

After a long time of neglect, Artificial Intelligence is once again at the center of most of our political, economic, and socio-cultural debates. Recent advances in the field of Artifical Neural Networks have led to a renaissance of dystopian and utopian speculations on an AI-rendered future. Algorithmic technologies are deployed

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The Body in the Mind
  • Author : Mark Johnson
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2013-01-31

"There are books—few and far between—which carefully, delightfully, and genuinely turn your head inside out. This is one of them. It ranges over some central issues in Western philosophy and begins the long overdue job of giving us a radically new account of meaning, rationality, and objectivity."—Yaakov

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Moral Imagination
  • Author : Mark Johnson
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-10

Using path-breaking discoveries of cognitive science, Mark Johnson argues that humans are fundamentally imaginative moral animals, challenging the view that morality is simply a system of universal laws dictated by reason. According to the Western moral tradition, we make ethical decisions by applying universal laws to concrete situations. But Johnson

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